I have been trying to be more intentional with Erik's activities lately, and I thought it would be fun to try to create themes for each week (or two weeks, depending on the theme and what's going on at the time). For our first weekly theme, I chose to do Weather, since Erik has been incredibly interested in the weather lately. It started with a fascination about rain a few months ago, and hasn't gone away since.
I have been using a book my Mother-in-Law loaned to me to help me make sure that I am getting a good balance of activities covering several skills, How To Be Your Child's First Teacher. So far it has been really fun and very useful to look through. I didn't get all the different subjects covered in this unit, but we had enough to keep us busy and we had lots of fun learning about the weather.
Here's our lesson plan for this theme:
*Read weather related books from the library
*Label pictures of different types of weather
*Weather Counting Wall
*Draw pictures of different types of weather
*Make a Windsock
*Make daily weather observations
*Make it Rain
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